Dr. Jochen Schwenk
Research Fellow and Lecturer in Sociology

Darmstadt University of Technology
Institute for Sociology

Tel.: +49 6151/16-57371
Fax: +49 6151/16-57460



Dr. phil., Technische Universität Darmstadt (2014)
M.A. Political Science and Sociology, Darmstadt University of Technology
  Research interests

• Cultural sociology and sociology of knowledge
• Urban sociology (expecially portcities)
• Sociology of space and place
• Structuralist and poststructuralist thinking
• Political theory
• Political theology


Selected publications

Frank, Sybille/ Schwenk, Jochen (Hg.) (2010): Turn Over. Cultural Turns in der Soziologie. Festschrift für Helmuth Berking, Frankfurt am Main: Campus.


Forthcoming publications

Berking, Helmuth/ Schwenk, Jochen (2011): Hafenstädte. Bremerhaven und Rostock im Vergleich, Frankfurt am Main: Campus.

  Current work-in-progress

Currently, I´m working on my Ph.D. projekt. It
is based on Karl Mannheim’s sociology of knowledge and aims to reconstruct and re-contextualize Walter Benjamin’s and Gershom Scholem’s political theologies in light of their thinking on Jewish messianism. The goal of my research is to better understand the socio-theoretical implications of these political theologies.